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Monday, March 27, 2006

eat sleep walk


So my life up til now has been spent trying to figure out what i can and can't live without, or better stated, "What are the things i want to pursue without getting spread so thin that i don't really do anything?" So I've narrowed my main interest to a few things: making art, backpacking, and watching movies and hopefully making some.
This past weekend I was able to finish the southern portion of the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania. It was a beautiful stretch of trail and it lacked the rocks the rest of the PA section is notoriously known for.
Hiking is another favorite of mine but it doesn't compare to carrying all necessities on your back and entering into a space that simplifies life into three categories: eat, sleep, walk.
....ahhhhh...simplicity.

3 comments:

Rompo said...

Don't you mean eat, sleep, walk, poop - then wipe - and save it all in a bag, and put it down next to your food and carry it out as a souvenir or put it in your enemy's sleeping bag?

Art Dixon said...

no. the poop gets buried 6 inches deep along with the TP that i use. packing out my poop would add too much weight.

the fourth samba said...

Imagine then, someone coming into the wild digging up 6 inches to stake a tent and finds the ground a bit too soft and fertile for his/her taste! Hmm